C​adillac Unveils The PAV Pod Concept, A Self-Driving Party Bus

Y​es, it's shaped like a toaster and yes, it was revealed alongside a drone.

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K​ey Points:

1​. Today at CES, Cadillac revealed the PAV Pod concept, an autonomous EV that looks like a toaster.

2​. It has biometric sensors in the seats to adjust climate and utilizes aromatherapy to keep passengers comfortable.

3​. The PAV, along with a single-passenger drone, is a part of Cadillac's Halo concept vehicle lineup.




T​oday at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Cadillac unveiled the PAV Pod, as well as a single-passenger drone, an autonomous EV that has sensors in the seats...Because of course it does. The PAV (Personal autonomous vehicle) was built to create a social space for friends and family on their way to a destination, like a limo, but without the driver.

Immediately after climbing into one of the lavish seats, its biometric sensors will read passengers' vital signs, and the climate will be adjusted to make them comfortable. Not only that, passengers can use its voice control feature or hand gestures to control the ride, as well as its interior camera, solely there to take a group picture for the memory...Or Instagram.



T​he vehicle, like numerous other concepts, is windowless, but has a massive glass roof to prevent claustrophobia. Inside the cabin it has screens galore, with some displaying the time remaining until it arrives at the destination, and others displaying the passengers' biometrics.

A​lso shown at CES was the EVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft), which is more of a gimmick than anything else. The single-seater drone has a 90 kWh battery pack, and its EV motor powers eight rotors, the latter of which can spin up to 90 mph. Cadillac also has what they call a "luxurious two-seat design" for future drones.



"We are preparing for a world where advances in electric and autonomous technology make personal air travel possible," Simcoe said during the CES presentation. Unfortunately, neither vehicle has a production timeline.

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Comments (7)

  • I saw the words "party bus," and got excited. Then I looked at the picture. 😒

      15 days ago
  • The biggest advantage of electric cars is that they can break away from the existing design framework of cars that are restricted by internal combustion engines.

    The trouble is that we are so used to the traditional design framework of ICEs, hence we are hostile towards something new.

      15 days ago
    • I kind of agree but if you watxh james may with the new lotus video he explains why it still looks similair to a mid engine car and this bus is just a cube and therefore wrong in my opinion

        15 days ago
  • Timing is a bit off...

      15 days ago
  • Perfect, exactly what you want from the brand known for top notch, reliable electronics...

      14 days ago
  • What's a party bus? Is it like this?

      8 days ago